Abscon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Abscon in Nord

Photo is of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux at 16 km from Abscon

Visit Abscon: highlights and tourist information

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Abscon is situated in the Nord department and Hauts-de-France region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Abscon in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Amand-les-Eaux at 16 km and Douai at 16 km.

Abscon, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 16 km (direction north-east)

Established as a spa centre for more than 2000 years, it is...

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 16 km (direction west)

Douai has a pleasant old town and one of the most impressive...

See Douai guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

Remarkably for the town that was the site of the world's first...

See Cambrai guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

Le Quesnoy is best known for the promenade around the impressive ramparts...

See Le Quesnoy guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

Mormal forest is the largest forest in the region and has hundreds...

See Forest of Mormal guide


at 36 km (direction east)

The town of Bavay has an important Roman forum and other Roman...

See Bavay guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 37 km (direction west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The Carrière Wellington museum in Arras is a series of tunnels that...

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide


at 38 km (direction north-west)

The renaissance of Lille over the last 20 years has transformed an...

See Lille guide


at 38 km (direction west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The belfry and the large number of baroque style houses make the...

See Arras guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

It is the riverside setting and the buildings that remain of the...

See Maroilles guide


at 41 km (direction north-north-west)

Although its not a major tourist destination, the centre of the large...

See Roubaix guide


at 52 km (direction south-west), in the Somme department

The town of Péronne is above all known for its impressive Museum...

See Peronne guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Nord

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Markets in and near Abscon

Market days in Abscon: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Abscon: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Escaudain: market Monday (3km)
  • Aniche: market Friday (3km)
  • Fenain: market Saturday (3km)
  • Denain: market Thursday (7km)
  • Douchy-les-Mines: market Saturday (7km)
  • Anzin: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Beuvrages: market Sunday (16km)
  • Douai: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Avesnes-les-Aubert: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)

More information about Abscon, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Abscon, France

What to do at Abscon? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Abscon.

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (14km)
  • l'Avesnois (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (29km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (39km)
  • Le parc Barbieux (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (8km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (10km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (18km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (39km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mastaing (3km)
  • Wattignies (33km)
  • Wasquehal (39km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (40km)
  • Tourcoing (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (38km)

Geography and distances

Abscon is in the north-east of France at 38 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Abscon is 178 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Abscon

Canton: Denain

Arrondissement: Valenciennes

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59215

Distance to Abscon

from Lille (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 178 km

from Calais: 123 km

from Nice: 796 km

from Bordeaux: 677 km

from Strasbourg: 376 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Abscon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aniche, Auberchicourt, Bouchain, Bruille-Lez-Marchiennes, Ecaillon, Emerchicourt, Erre, Escaudain, Fenain, Helesmes, Hornaing, Lourches, Marcq-en-Ostrevent, Mastaing, Neuville-sur-Escaut, Rieulay, Roeulx and Somain.

This page in French: Visiter Abscon